Celebrating Trails Day, Every Day

June 05, 2021
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Celebrating Trails Day, Every Day


Since 1920, the Trail Conference has been known as the “doers” in connecting people with nature. In celebration of National Trails Day this year, we honored those who have contributed to our trail construction and maintenance legacy with webinars and guided hikes to visit recent project sites. We also asked our trail community to help ensure our volunteers and Corps members have what they need to get the job done by donating to our Trail Building & Maintenance Fund— and you made a huge impact! Thanks to your donations, we raised over $21,000 to support the planning, construction, and restoration of thousands of miles of trails—trails that empower people across the region to explore the outdoors.

We are grateful for the generosity of Georg Budenbender and Dr. Katy Elwyn, who donated a campaign match, and to Mark Perreault, who saw the early enthusiasm for our National Trails Day challenge and offered a gift to extend the match. Our thanks to all who invested in protecting healthy trail systems!

Learn more about the Trail Building & Maintenance Fund.